Strengths Based Change | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Imagine, design and develop organizational excellence by learning the theory and practice of Appreciative Inquiry. Explore new positive, strength-based ways of designing and developing social systems as you develop systems thinking skills—including whole system mapping, stakeholder analysis and engaging in productive dialogues and reflection—to leave the client system stronger.

Related Courses

Strengths based change is a core concept of the Weatherhead MPOD curriculum and is central to the following courses:

  • MPOD 413 – Foundations of Positive Organization Development and Change
  • MPOD 435 – Practicum in Appreciative Inquiry and Positive OD
  • MPOD 498 – Global Citizenship and Multi-Cultural OD: International Study Tour
  • MPOD 418 – Flourishing Enterprise

Featured Faculty

David Cooperrider

David Cooperrider

Dr. Cooperrider's founding theoretical work in Appreciative Inquiry is creating a positive revolution in the leadership of change; helping institutions discover the power of the strength-based approaches to multi-stakeholder innovation and sustainable design.
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